Lisa A. Jackson, MD, MPH

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“Kaiser Permanente Washington gives us nearly unlimited potential to address vaccine effectiveness and safety questions of national and international importance.”

Lisa A. Jackson, MD, MPH

Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Physician, Washington Permanente Medical Group, Internal Medicine

Biography

Lisa A. Jackson, MD, MPH, is an internist and infectious disease epidemiologist who has conducted clinical and epidemiologic studies of vaccine safety and efficacy since 1991.

Dr. Jackson is the principal investigator (PI) of KPWHRI’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit — one of 10 network sites that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsors. In this role, she leads the phase 1 clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by Moderna and NIH. Launched in March 2020, this trial was the first in the world to begin testing a COVID-19 vaccine. She is also leading the phase 3 clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna and NIH and by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, part of Johnson & Johnson, at KPWHRI.

Additionally, Dr. Jackson serves as KPWHRI’s principal investigator in the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project (VSDP). Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), VSDP conducts ongoing research on the safety of licensed vaccines in routine use.

Dr. Jackson has written more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and 14 book chapters. She is a past member of the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee and the National Vaccine Program Office’s National Vaccine Advisory Committee.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, in Charlottesville, Dr. Jackson earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency training at the UW School of Medicine and served as an epidemic intelligence officer and preventive medicine resident at the CDC.

Research interests and experience

Vaccines & Infectious Diseases

Vaccine  safety; COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness; influenza vaccine effectiveness in the elderly; methodologic issues in  vaccine effectiveness evaluations; pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine  effectiveness; pneumococcal conjugate vaccine immunogenicity in the elderly;  epidemiology of E. coli bacteremia; epidemiology of community-acquired  pneumonia

Recent publications

Jackson ML, Phillips CH, Benoit J, Kiniry E, Madziwa L, Nelson JC, Jackson LA. The impact of selection bias on vaccine effectiveness estimates from test-negative studies.  Vaccine. 2018 Jan 29;36(5):751-757. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.12.022. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PubMed

Jackson ML, Phillips CH, Benoit J, Jackson LA, Gaglani M, Murthy K, McLean HQ, Belongia EA, Malosh R, Zimmerman R, Flannery B. Burden of medically attended influenza infection and cases averted by vaccination - United States, 2013/14 through 2015/16 influenza seasons. Vaccine. 2018 Jan 25;36(4):467-472. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.12.014. Epub 2017 Dec 14. PubMed

Donahue JG, Kieke BA, King JP, DeStefano F, Mascola MA, Irving SA, Cheetham TC, Glanz JM, Jackson LA, Klein NP, Naleway AL, Weintraub E, Belongia EA. Association of spontaneous abortion with receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine containing H1N1pdm09 in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Vaccine. 2017;35(40):5314-5322. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.06.069. PubMed

Duffy J, Hambidge SJ, Jackson LA, Kharbanda EO, Klein NP, Naleway A, Omer SB, Weintraub E. Febrile seizure risk after vaccination in children one to five months of age. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Aug 23. pii: S0887-8994(17)30692-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.08.005. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Jackson ML, Chung JR, Jackson LA, Phillips CH, Benoit J, Monto AS, Martin ET, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Gaglani M, Murthy K, Zimmerman R, Nowalk MP, Fry AM, Flannery B. Influenza vaccine effectiveness in the United States during the 2015-2016 season. N Engl J Med. 2017;377(6):534-543. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1700153. PubMed

Duffy J, Lewis M, Harrington T, Baxter R, Belongia EA, Jackson LA, Jacobsen SJ, Lee GM, Naleway AL, Nordin J, Daley MF; Vaccine Safety Datalink. Live attenuated influenza vaccine use and safety in children and adults with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 Apr;118(4):439-444. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2017.01.030. PubMed

Jackson LA, Frey SE, El Sahly HM, Mulligan MJ, Winokur PL, Kotloff KL, Campbell JD, Atmar RL, Graham I, Anderson EJ, Anderson EL, Patel SM, Fields C, Keitel W, Rouphael N, Hill H, Goll JB. Safety and immunogenicity of a modified vaccinia Ankara vaccine using three immunization schedules and two modes of delivery: A randomized clinical non-inferiority trial. Vaccine. 2017 Mar 23;35(13):1675-1682. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.02.032. Epub 2017 Feb 27. PubMed

Klein NP, Lewis E, McDonald J, Fireman B, Naleway A, Glanz J, Jackson LA, Donahue JG, Jacobsen SJ, Weintraub E, Baxter R. Risk factors and familial clustering for fever 7-10 days after the first dose of measles vaccines. Vaccine. 2017 Mar 14;35(12):1615-1621. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.02.013. Epub 2017 Feb 21. PubMed

Flannery B, Chung JR, Thaker SN, Monto AS, Martin ET, Belongia EA, McLean HQ, Gaglani M, Murthy K, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Foust A, Sessions W, Berman L, Spencer S, Fry AM. Interim estimates of 2016-17 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness - United States, February 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017;66(6):167-171. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6606a3. PubMed

Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Chung J, Jackson ML, Jackson LA, Petrie JG, Monto AS, McLean HQ, Belongia EA, Gaglani M, Murthy K, Fry AM, Flannery B. 2014-2015 influenza vaccine effectiveness in the United States by vaccine type. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 15;63(12):1564-1573. Epub 2016 Oct 4. PubMed

 

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